Taking the championship and day’s top price at Bentham Auction Mart’s Agri-Lloyd Dairy day under judge Doug Graves was Killington Geneva Val, from John Waller and his daughters Sophie and Natalie, Killington. She sold for £2100 to the judge.
William Robinson, Nook, achieved the second highest price of £1970 for New Valley Lucente Daphne 2, a pedigree heifer purchased by Stephen Metcalfe, Whittington. This one was closely followed by Peter Swindlehurst, Underbarrow, who sold another heifer, this time Tranthwaite Brick Tilly for £1960, again to Doug Graves. Mr Swindlehurst also clinched a first prize ticket with his second calver Tranthwaite Lucente Janet 2, who was knocked down at £1800 to Aubrey Greenhalgh.
A run of in calf heifers due in August forward from Robin Caton, Cowan Bridge, sold to a top of £1310 and averaged £1180 (Richard Turner and Son).